AGVs for Manufacturing and Assembly

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Familiarize yourself with AGVs for manufacturing

Automatic guided vehicles should be on your radar if you’re looking into adding or improving automation in your assembly or manufacturing facility. You won’t be considering the same AGVs that wheel around carts in Amazon warehouses for your application, you’ll require something much more robust.

Handling Specialty custom-designs heavy-duty automated guided vehicles and transporters for our customer’s specific needs in the manufacturing and assembly industries. These industries include Automotive, Rail and Transportation, Energy, Aerospace and process industries where specific parts or entire products are moved from one work cell to the next.

In our experience with the manufacturing and assembly sectors, custom AGVs with unique lift, load capacity and maneuverability are essential. Cookie-cutter models need not apply for these industries where material handling equipment is put through punishing cycles to ensure product is put out efficiently and safely.

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Placing your trust in a company to design and build your autonomous guided vehicle requires real research into the firm’s history and customers. Handling Specialty has built custom, heavy-duty, automated guided vehicles for some of the largest assembly plants and factories around the world. When you look at breadth of experience and manufacturing prowess, you’ll find Handling Specialty leads the competition.

Our technical sales and engineering personnel can review your requirements and design the perfect solution to your AGV application. AGVs are used in a variety of ways, often found transporting raw materials such as metal, rubber, plastic, or paper. AGVs can even deliver materials directly to production lines. Considering your weight and other technical requirements, every aspect of your assembly or manufacturing process will be considered.

Transporting raw materials is one thing, but moving the product as it is being assembled through production lines is quite another. Understanding the types of AGVs that would work for your specific application is where our design team thrives. Options like a built in scissor lift to position product at ergonomic levels during assembly and 360 degree zero-point turning further supports your processes increasing efficiency.

Where a standardized AGV such as a forklift AGV, or towing AGV can’t get the job done or fit in the spaces required, designing a custom autonomous guided vehicle is the smart choice. Designing the AGV from the wheels up offers you the opportunity to create the perfect solution for your space whether you’re upgrading in your current plant or you’re at the design stage of building a new facility. Handling Specialty has incredible case studies to support their ability to design and build turnkey applications including not only the custom AGV, but the material handling equipment that will support the rest of the assembly floor.

Automation offers safety and efficiency at levels never before experienced. Let Handling Specialty help your company remain competitive by enquiring about our services in automating your perfect manufacturing and assembly floor using AGV technology.

Contact our Sales Manager today.